Lymph system. The lymph system is a network of organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts, and lymph vessels that make and move lymph from tissues to the bloodstream. The lymph system is a major part of the body’s immune system. Watch this video about:Lymphatics and the breast. Lymph is a clear-to-white fluid made of:
The lymph system is a major part of the body’s immune system. Lymph is a clear-to-white fluid made of: White blood cells, especially lymphocytes, the cells that attack bacteria in the blood Fluid from the intestines called chyle, which contains proteins and fats Lymph nodes are soft, small, round- or bean-shaped structures.
It collects fluid, waste material, and other things (like viruses and bacteria) that are in the body tissues, outside the bloodstream. Lymph vessels are a lot like the veins that collect and carry blood through the body. But instead of carrying blood, these vessels carry the clear watery fluid called lymph.